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2.6 Million Have Died of COVID-19 Since World Health Organization Declared Pandemic a Year Ago

HeadlineMar 11, 2021

During the past year, more than 118 million people have become infected, with over 2.6 million deaths from COVID-19 worldwide.

Central Europe is currently the worst-affected part of the world. The Czech Republic — which has one of the highest per capita death rates from COVID-19 — has begun sending patients abroad, after intensive care units filled to capacity. Some Czech health officials believe as much as 45% of the population has become infected over the past year.

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